29 October 2021
The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 4 – Part 8
We are continuing in the epistle of Philippians. In this series “The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 4” –
As we grow in the Lord and become familiar with the does and don’ts of the Christian life, it is easy to get complacent. We reason, “I know what the Scripture says, so why continue to study it?” We go through the outward motions of church attendance and Christian service, often becoming overly busy with religious activities. We think we have arrived.
Paul has experienced tremendous suffering caused both by his personal choices and persecution for the gospel’s sale. Despite all he has suffered he has, learned to experience a deeply abiding joy and peace, while keeping his heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
Part 8 – In Christ we can live so content that we are not moved by any external circumstances. Paul’s contentment is learned and applied in every and all situations. Paul has applied the Word equally during times of plenty and times of lack; when he had plenty of food, clothing, and shelter as well as times of hunger, thirst, and bitter cold.